Stuarts Primary History Resource of which we have two different educational musicals The Gunpowder Plot – Remember, Remember the 5th of November, and The Three Musketeers – The Queens Diamonds.

The Stuarts, where an influential royal dynasty that ruled over England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1603 to 1714, which marked a period of significant political and social upheaval.

Stuarts Primary History Resource shows that their reign was characterized by complex power struggles, religious conflicts, and the emergence of literary and cultural milestones. One such literary milestone is Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers,” a timeless tale of adventure and camaraderie set against the backdrop of 17th-century France.

This is an era that also witnessed the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a conspiracy that evokes that famous refrain, “Remember, remember the 5th of November.”

The Stuart dynasty was ushered in when James VI of Scotland ascended to the English throne as James I of England in 1603, following the death of Queen Elizabeth I. This union of crowns created the Kingdom of Great Britain and marked the beginning of the Stuart era.

The Stuarts faced challenges in uniting the two nations, due to the religious tensions, between Catholics and Protestants.

Stuarts Primary History Resource The Gunpowder Plot – Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Stuarts Primary History Resource – the fron page of The Gunpowder Plot .This Stuarts Primary History Resource tells the background that led to the famous Gunpowder Plot.  It was a failed attempt by a group of Catholic conspirators to assassinate not just King James I but with believe it or not  the entire Protestant ruling elite.

Their plan was to blow up the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening on November 5, 1605, for them it seemed a simple one, but it all went wrong.

The plot was led by Robert Catesby, a charismatic Catholic zealot, and Guy Fawkes, who became the plot’s most infamous figure.

However, their plan was uncovered, and Fawkes was captured while guarding the gunpowder beneath the Parliament building. Fawkes’ capture and subsequent execution thwarted the plot and saved King James I and the whole ruling elite from disaster.

The story of the plot and how it failed is brilliantly laid out in the musical The Gunpowder Plot – Remember, Remember the 5th of November which you can download at

Stuart Primary History Resource – The Three Musketeers – The Queens Diamonds

In the midst of these political and religious tensions, “The Three Musketeers” emerged as a literary masterpiece, embodying themes of loyalty, honour, and adventure.

Written by Alexandre Dumas and published in 1844, the novel is set in 17th-century France and follows the escapades of d’Artagnan, a young and ambitious Gascon who aspires to become one of the King’s elite musketeers. D’Artagnan befriends three musketeers – Athos, Porthos, and Aramis – and together they navigate a treacherous web of political intrigue, romantic entanglements, and daring feats.

Stuarts Primary History Resource shwing the front page of The Three MusketeersAs a Stuarts Primary History Resource we have published a musical The Three Musketeers – The Queens Diamonds that shows the camaraderie and chivalry that resonates with the ethos of the Stuart era, where courtly values and codes of conduct were still prevalent despite the changing political landscape.

The adventures of the musketeers show the complex power struggles that characterized this period of history, where allegiances and betrayals were commonplace.

The Three Musketeers – The Queens Diamonds remains a timeless tale that captures the essence of honour, friendship, and adventure, that has resonated across generations. As history and literature intertwine, they remind us of the complexities and enduring legacies of the past. This show can be downloaded at

More Primary History Resources  

These shows are just two history musicals that you can download for free when you subscribe to our community where you will find:

  • 24 fifty-minute history linked musicals.
  • 26 mini musicals ideal for school assemblies.
  • 5 Potty Pantos, a short pantomime that is slightly potty.
  • 4 fifty-minutes Christmas musicals.
  • 2 MP3 files with 50 show effects on each.
  • 5 Song Books.
  • 1 Pantomime Song book.
  •  300 + History stories, they are short stories about events from history that will allow you to prepare for your next, maybe, slightly different history class, that will be fun and can be used as aids to essays.


Once you are a member all this is available along with the performance rights so, please go to  then sign up and join our community.

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